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We would like to take a moment to proudly congratulate our own Jay Lassiter, who this week won second place in the New Jersey Press Association’s (NJPA) daily editorial writing division as part of the association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.
Jay’s InsiderNJ writing portfolio demonstrated excellence in feature writing or coverage of lifestyle and/or entertainment. According to one judge, “Mr. Lassiter is an eccentric, emotional writer. I love his honesty and openness about his past and how he incorporates it into his writing.”
One of the columns in Jay’s award-winning 2018 package focused on the burial at Arlington National Cemetery of his father, Marine Corps combat veteran Bob Lassiter (pictured with the author, above). If you haven’t read this extraordinary piece, you should, and you can. It’s right here.
If you see Jay in his natural habitat, otherwise known as the political frontline of New Jersey, please be sure to join us in paying him tribute. And read his wonderful work, as always, regularly, at InsiderNJ!